Month: January 2011


How to Boil Pasta

How to Boil Pasta By popular request, here is my treatise, my manifesto as it were, on the art of pasta boiling.  By the way, this post assumes dried pasta. Boiling (and making) fresh pasta is a wholly separate critter.


How to Make Brown Butter

How to Make Brown Butter Okay, so in yesterday’s post How to Melt Butter, I talked about the fact that for the next several weeks, I am going to concentrate on going over culinary fundamentals.  I really want to cover the basics of cooking, and in doing so, equip all the home cooks out there with […]


How to Melt Butter

Melting Butter Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve blogged steadily.  I apologize.  I got wrapped up in a new project that should be really cool and really perfect for local food producers, but it also has eaten into my blogging time.  (It’s sort of pre-alpha right now.) Fortunately, I’ve had a lot of […]